"Will the Mets be able to use the disaster of 2007 as a motivating tool in 2008, or will it cause them to play too tight and not as well as they can?"The 2007 season is over. Done. Kaput. It's now just a bad memory.
I think it should just be a history lesson for those Mets smart enough to learn it. Many will. Some won't. A player's maturity will determine whether — and what — he learns from 2007 and if it helps him to improve his performance in 2008.